Milkdrop Coronet, Dr. Harold Edgerton, 1957.The Economist is yanked from Thai newsstands for running a story critical of the monarchy. Can we build a beautiful world? Christopher Alexander, author of the groundreaking A Pattern Language, thinks so. Read his interview with Katy Butler from the Spring 2008 Tricycle. [Image: Milkdrop Coronet, Dr. Harold Edgerton, 1957. Photograph © Shinkenchiku-Sha; courtesy of the Japan Architect Co., Ltd. For more work by Christopher Alexander, visit]

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